Andy Kirk (soccer)

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Andy Kirk
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-10-03) October 3, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1996–1997 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 San Jose Earthquakes 9 (0)
1998 MLS Pro-40 (loan) 3 (0)
1999–2000 Tampa Bay Mutiny 6 (0)
National team
1993 United States U17
1997 United States U20 19 (0)
Teams managed
Maryland Terrapins (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andy Kirk (born October 3, 1977 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who spent three seasons in Major League Soccer. He was also a member of the United States U-17 men's national soccer team at the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship and the United States U-20 men's national soccer team at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Youth[edit]

Kirk graduated from Marquette University High School where he was a Gatorade High School Soccer Player of the Year. He then attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he spent two seasons with the men’s soccer team. In January 1998, he announced his intention to leave the team in order to pursue a professional career.[1]

Professional[edit]

He signed with MLS Project 40. He spent time with both the Pro-40 team as well as playing nine games with the Clash. On January 27, 1999, the Clash sent Kirk to the Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for a second round selection in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft.[2] He played six games in 1999, but none in 2000. Following the season, he decided to retire and return to the University of Maryland where he gained a bachelor's degree in finance. He then became an accountant with Rydex Investments.

National team[edit]

In 1993, he was a member of the United States U-17 men's national soccer team which competed at the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship. However, Kirk never entered a game as he backed up Jon Busch. In 1997, Kirk was called into the United States U-20 men's national soccer team. He played nineteen games, four at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship that year.

He served an unknown number of years as an assistant coach at Maryland.

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